Today's News

  • Education - High school approves new diversity club

    Amid some controversy and opposition, the Spencer County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council Monday evening gave approval for the formation of a student club that will focus on promoting diversity within the school.

  • Education - Local students named Green Scholars

    Eight students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Bears tame Tigers 48-14


    With a hyped student section backing them up on the road, the Spencer County Bears showed they were eager to get the season started on the right by destroying Bardstown 48-14 Saturday night in the second game of a double-header that also featured this Friday night’s home opener opponent, Nelson County.

  • High School soccer season kicks off


    Katelyn Brentzel, a Lady Bear freshman, sent the ball downfield during the girls’ 4-2 loss to North Bullitt last Wednesday. The girls have gotten off to a slow start, losing four games, but hope to bounce back this week. They will host Marion County next Monday night at 6 p.m.

  • Making ‘flare prayers’ effective
  • Pain is often a signal

    As a Marine going through boot camp I heard sayings like, “No pain, no gain.” or “Pain is good and extreme pain is extremely good.” Now, trying to keep in shape or even preparing for battle, those sayings make sense. A few sore muscles or a few scrapes may save your life. But I must admit, in general, I am not a fan of pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 26

    Plum Creek Baptist Fish Fry and Gospel Sing

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host a Fish Fry and Gospel Sing for Northern Lights Missions on Saturday, August 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 10. The meal includes fish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink. The gospel sing will feature Victory Road, Gospel Eyes and others. There will also be a cake auction. The church is located at the junction of KY 44 and Plum Creek Road.
    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 26

    Cornerstone Christian Academy
    Basketball Camp

  • Public Record - Week of August 26

    Judge J. R. Roberts heard the following cases on July 10, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Eric W. Fulkerson, (1982), receiving stolen property $10,000 or more amended to receiving stolen property under $500, guilty, 45 days, 7 days credit for time served, conditionally discharged for two years, Kentucky Alternative Program, $153 court costs and fines.

    Johnathon D. Ashley, (1982), reckless driving; license required to be carried on person; no/expired registration plates, guilty, $453 court costs and fines.

  • Fire destroys a home on Airport Road


    Officials were still on the scene Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed a home on Airport Road hours earlier. It’s not known if anyone was home at the time of the blaze and firefighters began searching the rubble after extinguishing the flames.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. and spread quickly. Neighbors said they called 9-1-1 immediately after noticing smoke and flames, and within minutes the house was fully engulfed.